Micah Owings to be position player

Updated: July 7, 2012, 11:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Injured San Diego Padres pitcher Micah Owings will attempt to return to the majors as a position player on Monday.

San Diego manager Bud Black said Saturday that Owings will report to the Padres' Arizona League affiliate in Peoria, Ariz., the site of the team's spring training base.

Owings, on the disabled list with a strained right forearm since April 26, is expected to play two or three games in Peoria before going to Triple-A Tucson. Owings will play first base, left ...

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